The Women's Finance Exchange: Banking the Female Economy


The Women's Finance Exchange: Banking the Female Economy

12 August 2021

via Zoom


The Women’s Finance Exchange (WFX) is a new ADB initiative to support financial institutions and their women borrowers through innovative tech-enabled solutions, digital support, and capacity building. Despite global efforts to expand access to finance, women and women’s businesses face challenges in accessing suitable and affordable financial products. Financial institutions often miss out on opportunities to service this growing segment, which has an estimated 1 billion underserved women. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted women and women’s businesses, and reinforced the importance of a digital economy, which can accelerate gender equality.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
12 Aug 2021 Opening Session Opening Remarks Ashok Lavasa

Suzanne Gaboury

12 Aug 2021 Launch of the Women’s Finance Exchange Women’s Finance Exchange
This presentation gives an overview of the Women's Finance Exchange,an interactive online platform, through which ADB will communicate and engage with...
Christine Engstrom
12 Aug 2021 Banking the Female Economy: Practitioners Talk Moderator Samantha Hung
12 Aug 2021 Banking the Female Economy: Practitioners Talk Panelists Rachel Freeman Sucharita Mukherjee Laura Crow
12 Aug 2021 Closing Session Closing Remarks Christine Engstrom


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